09/25/04 to 09/26/04 REPORTS: HURRICANE JEANNE

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Just got back to daytona beach from vero beach, and im surprised to see we not only have power but internet and cable as well. Lights are flickering however.

Anyways, it was amazing. Picked up a wind gust of 67.7 knots 3-4 hours before the eye came ashore. At that point our wind sensor got kindof waterlogged. Estimate peak gusts at least 100 knots. Numerous trees torn down about our position. Leaving vero, we noticed some completely destroyed mobile homes, shattered power polls, light polls, etc. We were positioned near a hospital that had an array of rather powerful lights that stayed on throughout the storm. The rain was so intense that these lights, some 150 yards away were being blotted out.
 
Just got power restored this morning along with cable. The winds gust to 78mph with sustained from 50-70mph. As Jeanne's winds came late saturday night, I only had one hour of sleep and spent the day chasing Jeanne.

My pics are uploaded Here
 
Here are some video clips (windows media) and photos from our intercept of Hurricane Jeanne in Ft Pierce, Florida.

Hurricane Jeanne Video and Photo gallery:
http://www.weathervine.com/hurricanes/jeanne/

Getting ready to start production on our Hurricane Frances and Jeanne DVD to be released this late fall. Our Hurricane Charley DVD release can be found at this address: http://www.bnvn.com/hurricane_charley/ or by visiting http://www.weathervine.com


Enjoy,
Jeff Gammons - KG4PGA
http://www.weathervine.com
 
Originally posted by Jeff Gammons
Here are some video clips (windows media) and photos from our intercept of Hurricane Jeanne in Ft Pierce, Florida.

Hurricane Jeanne Video and Photo gallery:
http://www.weathervine.com/hurricanes/jeanne/

Jeff reported a mimimum pressure of 954 mb in the eye, while Mike Theiss and Jim Leonard reported 953 mb and 954 mb respectively. All of these are in good agreement with the 953 mb pressure measured by the NOAA aircraft before landfall. However, there was a report from one of the Florida Coastal Monitoring Program towers in Vero Beach of a 951.3 mb pressure about two hours after landfall - possibly associated with a mesovortex in the north eyewall. Did any chaser measure a lower pressure than 953-954 mb?

Jack Beven
Tropical Prediction Center
 
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